Tuesday, August 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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PUDA plans wall to check encroachments
PUDA plans wall to check encroachments
Project to cost Rs 30 lakh
SAS Nagar, August 20
A ‘Berlin wall’ will separate pockets of a vacant prime piece of land of this urban conglomerate bordering Chandigarh. The move, believe PUDA officials, will prevent slum dwellers and occupants of rehabilitation colonies, bordering the town, from eating up the land owned by the authority.

Shops demolished amidst protests
A JCB razes illegal shops.
Panchkula (Saketri), August 20
In a major offensive against commercial establishments in the Shri Krishna Gaushala Charitable Trust premises, the Town and Country Planning Department razed these unoccupied shops to the ground amidst protests by villagers here today.
A JCB razes illegal shops on the premises of the Sri Krishna Gaushala Charitable Trust at Saketri in Panchkula on Monday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan



CAG pulls up BRO
Chandigarh, August 20
Oversight and faulty planning on the part of the Border Roads Organisation has resulted in the non-utilisation of real estate assets worth about Rs 5 crore in Chandigarh. In addition, an expenditure of more than Rs 1 crore has been incurred on maintaining the assets.

Raju murder case: accused held
Second honour killing in city
Chandigarh, August 20
The Sector 34 police today succeeded in solving the murder case of Raju, which took place on Saturday night in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony. The murder has turned out to be the second reported case of honour killing in the city.

Entertainment duty collection up
Chandigarh, August 20
“Lower the tax rate, higher the revenue collection”. This oft-repeated argument has once again been proved right by the experience of the Haryana Government which recently reduced entertainment tax in the state. 

Not enough PU supporters?
Chandigarh, August 20
This is student politics, Panjab University style. If you cannot muster enough support from among university students for your demands, mobilise college students. 
Leaders of PUSU and ABVP address students.
Leaders of PUSU and ABVP address students of Panjab University and SGGS College, Sector 26, at Students Centre on the university campus on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph

From refusal to extra seat, PU style
Chandigarh, August 20
The Panjab University today created an extra seat in the Department of Mass Communication to admit Vardhini Verma, who had earlier been denied admission to Master of Mass Communication first year since she had failed to produce the result certificate of the qualifying examination for admission by the due date for admission. All the seats were filled by July 14.

Gill murder case: 3 more questioned
Chandigarh, August 20
The Ropar police is reported to have found “some clues” in the murder of Satwant Singh Gill of Gill Estate at Kansal village. However, police officials refused to divulge any details. Three persons namely Mr Narinder Kumar, Mr Shish Pal and Mr Pawan Kumar, priest, servant and brother-in-law of the deceased, respectively, were reportedly questioned by the police.

Nirupa Roy’s arrest stayed till Aug 25
Panchkula, August 20
The arrest of film actress Nirupa Roy, husband Kamal Roy, and son Kiran Roy, was further stayed till August 25 by the district court, here today. The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhango, adjourned the hearing of their bail plea till August 25 in this case pertaining to alleged cruelty by the family with daughter-in-law Una Roy.



Model sector, only in name
Despite its central location, Sector 18 continues to live with problems. Declared a model sector by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh last year, this sector, which houses people from different fields such as law, business and government service appears to be model only in name.

At last, Sec 30 has a greenbelt
Chandigarh, August 20
The long-pending demand of the residents of Sector 30 has been met, with the development of a greenbelt in the sector. Developed over 5.5 acres by the horticulture wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, the greenbelt will formally be inaugurated by the Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), on August 24. According to sources, the railings, pedestrain walkway, garden lines, parking and boundary wall have been provided in the greenbelt, developed at a cost of Rs 10.85 lakh, and the whole area has been turfed with grass.
An overview of the greenbelt developed by the Municipal Corporation in Sector 30, Chandigarh.
An overview of the greenbelt developed by the Municipal Corporation in Sector 30, Chandigarh. 
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Residents’ plea to CM
SAS Nagar, August 20
The Welfare Association of Phase 4 has urged the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to grant the status of a district to the town. Citing problems faced by the residents in judicial and consumer related matters, the association said the district could be carved out by clubbing Kharar, Dera Bassi and SAS Nagar subdivisions.

Telephone subscribers a harassed lot
Chandigarh, August 20
A large number of telephone subscribers who have been given connections from the Zirakpur exchange complain that their telephones have been non-functional ever since the phones were switched over to the 35, 36 and 37 series on August 15.

Jacob condoles Satarawala’s death
Chandigarh, August 20
K.T. Satarawala, a former Governor of Punjab and Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, died in his sleep this morning. He was living in Pune. He was Governor of Punjab from July 3, 1984, to March 3, 1985.

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Chandigarh, August 20
Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 58th birth anniversary at different functions held here today. Addressing party workers at the Congress Bhavan, the President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, complimented the former Prime Minister for bringing about a revolution in the field of electronics.
The President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, pays homage to former Prime Minister.
The President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, pays homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

One killed in bus-scooter collision
SAS Nagar, August 20
A 25-year-old youth of Sector 55, Chander Parkash, was killed on the spot and Ram Kumar (15), a student of Government High School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, injured when the scooter on which they were travelling was hit by a CTU bus near Phase 6 here today.

Recruitment drive
Chandigarh, August 20
Hundreds of aspirants from all over the region today converged on the Police Lines in Sector 26 for recruitment to the 100 vacant posts of Home Guard volunteer in the Chandigarh police.

Punjab wireless staff hold dharna
SAS Nagar, August 20
A hunger strike was organised by the Punjab Wireless System Employees Union at the Balongi roundabout here today. The dharna was part of a prolonged agitation by employees seeking revival of the company. 



Six booked on fraud charge
Panchkula, August 20
The police has booked six persons, including two sarpanches and two patwaris of Baldwala village, for use of illegal means in issuing domicile certificate to a student. According to police sources, the accused have been identified as Neetu and her father Rachana Ram, residents of Raipur Rani.

Two injured in attack
Zirakpur, August 20
Two persons were injured, one of them seriously, in a clash between two groups in Bartana village, near here, on Sunday night. Some financial dispute is said to be the reason behind the clash.

Electric tubes stolen
Zirakpur, August 20
Electric tubes worth Rs 28,000 were stolen by some unidentified persons from the electricity poles along the link road to the Lohgarh village from the Zirakpur-Patiala road here on Sunday night.

One held
Chandigarh, August 20
Residents of Palsora Colony here today nabbed a person on charge of committing thefts in two houses in the area. According to information, Raju Thapa, a resident of Palsora Colony, first broke into a house in Palsora village. The owner of the house, Mr Darshan Singh was off to work at the time of the incident.


Chemists seek simpler renewal of licences
SAS Nagar, August 20
The Mohali Chemists Welfare Association today demanded the simplification of the procedure for renewal of licences for chemists. The association, which sent a letter in this connection to the Punjab Health Minister, said the licences had to be renewed every two years.

With an eye on fitness freaks
Within four years of completing her graduation, she became the MD of three fitness clinics which claim to have more than 25,000 customers. She is also a painter and plans to open an animation studio after completing the animation graphics course she is pursuing at present.



Holistic approach to knowledge stressed
Chandigarh, August 20
Dr Pramod Kumar, Director, Institute for Development and Communication, delivered a lecture on teaching methods and challenges in the 21st century at the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today. Highlighting the role of a teacher, he exhorted the teachers of today to develop in their students, the capacity for usage of ideas and a skill of self-learning. 

Teachers submit memorandum
Chandigarh, August 20
A delegation of Government Teachers Union, UT submitted a memorandum to the Education Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, here on Monday. The delegation briefed the Education Secretary about the difficulties and pending demands of the teachers. It also spoke of the irregularities in general transfers.

Academy’s denial
Chandigarh, August 20
Swift Career Academy Ltd, Panchkula, today denied that distance education courses run by Kurukshetra University were not recognised by the UGC, as reported in a section of the Press. “No intimation has been received by the academy in this regard. No public notification has been issued by the UGC to this effect. Distance education is legal and is allowed by the UGC itself. 


ORP appointments quashed
Chandigarh, August 20
Mr Justice J.S.Narang of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the appointments of Punjab Police officers who had been given the rank of SP, DSP, and Inspector, all own rank pay, holding that the appointments were made without authority and without following the procedure prescribed under the rules. 

  • Restraint on civic body chief

  • Homoeo council appointment stayed

HC admits councillor’s writ petition
Chandigarh, August 20
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today admitted a writ petition filed by Mr Des Raj Tandon, leader of the BJP-SAD group in the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, challenging the notice dated October 17, 2001, issued by Mr Harish Bhanot, the Presiding Officer for holding the meeting to elect the Mayor.

Reliance told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, August 20
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II, had directed Reliance Industries Limited, Nariman Point, Mumbai, to pay compensation to a city resident for harassment suffered by her due to non delivery of her share certificates.



Road to stardom — Mr India way
Chandigarh, August 20
If you are young and handsome, in the age group of 18-30 years, but not less than five feet 10 inches in height, you can participate in what is billed at India’s most sought after male personality pageant — Grasim Mr India.

Dance competition on Aug 26
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Art Theatre will organise a dance competition ‘Disco Deewane 2001’ at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here on August 26. The competition will be based on Hindi film songs. It will be held under four categories and will be open to contestants between the age of 5 to 25 years.


Over 49 lakh spent on poor patients: PGI
Chandigarh, August 20
The PGI has spent Rs 49,55,435 as part of the resources it received under the National Illness Assistance Fund for providing treatment to the poor patients. According to the PGI MS, Dr A.K. Gupta, 2,109 poor patients have benefited from this fund since its inception in 1997.

PGI’s purchase panel meeting on Sept 3
Chandigarh, August 20
A meeting of the PGI Standing Purchase Committee will be held on September 3 to decide the purchase of various equipment for different advanced centres of the institute.

German measles is untreatable’
Chandigarh, August 20
The soul-stirring appeal of a mother and her 24-years-old-son, Raju , rendered by the Inner Wheel Club President, Dr Joginder Singh, was enough to shake the audience out of apathy and accept the hard fact that rubella or German measles can affect anyone and change their lives — for worse, forever.

Nursing homes flouting waste norms: CPCC
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee is in the process of issuing instructions to the nursing homes in the city to properly segregate the hospital biomedical waste before sending it to the PGI for incineration.



Khardungla team back in city
Chandigarh, August 20
Team members of Expedition Khardungla-2001, organised by the Chandigarh Adventure Association, returned to Chandigarh after hoisting the National Flag on the highest point of the world’s highest motorable road at Khardungla in Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Members of Expedition Khardungla-2001.
Members of Expedition Khardungla-2001 at the highest motorable road in the world at Khardungla in Ladhak district.

Inter-KV football meet opens
Chandimandir, August 20
The Regional Inter-KV Football Tournament of Junior Boys (under- 19) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Chandigarh region, was declared open at KV No 1, Chandimandir, by Brig Ram Pratap, Station Commander, Station HQ, Chandimandir.

Corruption in athletics body alleged
SAS Nagar, August 20
A section of office-bearers of the Punjab Amateurs Athletics Association today alleged that the functioning of the association was marred by corruption and scandals and its primary objective of promoting sports in Punjab was nowhere in sight.

Negi, Saroj clinch carrom titles
Chandigarh, August 20
Sanjay Negi in the men’s section and Saroj Chandel in the women’s section emerged winners in the St Stephen’s Ranking Carrom Tournament, which concluded at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. Sanjay of DAV College beat Ramanpreet of Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, 25-24, 07-25 and 25-19. 


Standoff over venue delays meeting
Panchkula, August 20
A standoff between the Chairperson of the Zila Parishad and the Additional Deputy Commissioner over the venue delayed the meeting of the parishad by nearly an hour, here today. The ADC, Mr S.K. Goyal, sent a message to the members to come to his room for the meeting while the Chairperson, Ms Shimla Devi, and other eight members insisted that the ADC shall come to the room of the Zila Parishad for the meeting.

Special meters to check power losses
Chandigarh, August 20
To bring about accountability in supply of power, the Chandigarh Administration’s Engineering wing will install special meters at all high-tension 11 kv power supply feeders in the city.Top

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